THE VAST OF NIGHT
Set over the course of one uncanny night in 1950s New Mexico, this intelligent, entertaining sci-fi thriller follows two teens investigating a strange, supernatural frequency.
The Vast of Night opens as fast-talking radio DJ Everett (Jake Horowitz) makes his way through a bustling high school gym where most of his peers are gearing up for a basketball game. He meets up with like-minded Fay (Sierra McCormick), a young switchboard operator trying to learn how to use her new tape recorder. Manning the switchboard while seemingly the rest of the town is occupied by the game, Fay stumbles upon a mysterious and eerie frequency. Hoping to discover its origin, she enlists Everett’s help. The two quickly begin to suspect that something far stranger than they ever could have predicted is lingering below the surface of their quaint suburban town. Piecing together accounts from townspeople calling into the radio station, Fay and Everett get closer to uncovering the peculiar truth. With his daringly ambitious feature debut, director Andrew Patterson infuses the film with nostalgic homages to The Twilight Zone and other spooky yarns of yesteryear, while simultaneously asserting himself as an exciting and strikingly original voice in science fiction storytelling.
CAST: SIERRA MCCORMICK, JAKE HOROWITZ, GAIL CRONAUER, BRUCE DAVIS
In Competition: First Feature Award, Narrative Feature Award
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